R | | Drama, History
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
14 January 2008 | DSampson612
9 | Remember Those Hollywood Studio Epics? Me Either. But We're Covered.
The year I was born was the same year Predator and Robocop came out. When I was finally old enough to appreciate films,...
The town of Marfa near the Texas-Mexico border was used to simulate Bakersfield, California. A reason to support the use of the town is that there are many abandoned shafts dug at the early twentieth century. One of the shafts used in the film is a ... ...
How's your boy?
Plainview: Thank you for asking.
H.M. Tilford: Is there anything we can do?
Plainview: "Thanks for asking" is enough.
The climactic sequence takes place in 1927 according to the onscreen title. When the preacher refers to not being informed of the recent economic downturn by God, he is referring to the Crash of October 1929.
There are no opening credits, except for the title
English, American Sign Language
$302,845 (USA) (28 December 2007)
$40,218,903 (USA) (25 April 2008)
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